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  • 11th June, 2022

    On 7 June 2022, the Access Agriculture team received the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the category of Community Engagement Innovation in Toronto, Canada. The team comprised Josephine Rodgers, Executive Director; Paul Van Mele, Director for International Development; and Jane Nalunga, Coordinator of the Rural Entrepreneur Programme, who joined the event remotely.

    “Local indigenous languages and indigenous knowledge really are at the core of what Access Agriculture does,” said Josephine Rodgers, accepting the Award. She emphasised that sharing knowledge...

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  • 28th April, 2022

    Access Agriculture is delighted to announce that it has been named the winner of the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the category of ‘Community Engagement Innovation.’

    The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards from the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, in Canada, recognise global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact.

    The...

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  • 2nd April, 2022

    We are pleased to announce that a virtual workshop will be held on 6 April 2022, 09.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. GMT (14.30 – 16.30 IST) under the theme “Learn & Earn from Natural Farming Videos — Access Agriculture: Expanding Opportunities for Farmers, Women & Youth”.

    The Workshop is organised jointly by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), the National Coalition for Natural Farming (NF Coalition), and...

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  • 9th November, 2021

    A video translation workshop was organised recently in Lusaka, Zambia, by Access Agriculture to facilitate and build capacity of 12 local media practitioners and NGO representatives in translating video scripts, recording voice-overs and audio editing.

    Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org) is a non-profit organisation that promotes agroecology and rural entrepreneurship through capacity development and South-South exchange of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos in international and local languages.

    The...

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  • 1st October, 2021

    Access Agriculture has won the prestigious International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture in the category “Award for innovations that empower youth in sustainable food systems” based on its model of young entrepreneurs.

    The jury panel, chaired by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Government of Switzerland, announced the winners at the World Food Forum event on October 1st, 2021. In total, there were 400 entries from 83 countries.

    The jury praised Access Agriculture’s model...

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  • 29th September, 2021

    Twenty-eight young entrepreneurs, including 10 women, from Egypt representing 16 teams successfully completed their training in the use of a solar-powered smart projector kit containing a library of farmer-training videos. Each team had won this smart device through a selection process as part of Access Agriculture’s Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative.

    The winners of the Challenge Fund, known as Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs) will be actively involved in disseminating the technologies promoted in the videos in their local communities using the smart...

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  • 9th July, 2021

    Based on demand from its Lusophone user community across the Global South, Access Agriculture has launched a Portuguese-language version of its video-sharing platform (www.accessagriculture.org/pt). The platform is already available in Bangla, English, French, Hindi and Spanish. 

    With 250 million people speaking Portuguese either as a mother tongue or second language, having the Access Agriculture platform in Portuguese is an important milestone. About 211 million people speak the language in Brazil, but...

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  • 30th June, 2021

    Seven young entrepreneurs belonging to four teams from Uganda participated in a hands-on learning course to familiarise themselves with the solar-powered smart projector kit that they had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative. The smart projector contains the entire library of Access Agriculture farmer-training videos in local and international languages and can be easily updated as new videos become available.

    The winners of the Challenge Fund, known as Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs), are part of a network of innovative young...

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  • 11th May, 2021

    Seven youths belonging to four entrepreneur teams from Malawi were recently brought up to speed on the functions, mechanisms and use of a cutting-edge technology – the solar-powered Digisoft smart projector (containing all Access Agriculture farmer-training videos) – that they had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative.

    The winners of the Challenge Fund, known as Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs), are part of a network of innovative young people who design sustainable business models based on using the smart projector in...

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  • 5th May, 2021

    Members of four entrepreneur teams from Benin recently received hands-on training to familiarise themselves with the functions, mechanisms and use of a cutting-edge technology – the solar-powered Digisoft smart projector (containing all Access Agriculture farmer-training videos) – that they had won through the Access Agriculture Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund initiative.

    The training session was held from 14-16 April 2021 in Cotonou, Benin, as part of the GIZ-funded Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA) project. It was conducted by the Access...

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